Michael Brewer Explains Why He Wanted To Transfer To TCU or Texas
For the second time this offseason, there is some drama surrounding a Texas Techquarterback seeking a transfer. On Thursday, the school rejected Michael Brewer’s appeal to transfer to Texas or TCU without restriction. Brewer called the decision “disappointing” and proceeded to detail his frustrations with the Red Raiders in a conversation with with theLubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Brewer announced his intentions to leave the program last month. According to Texas Tech spokesman Blayne Beal, Brewer was restricted from transferring to any Big 12 school. His appeal, which included a desire to stay close to home and play in front of family, was unanimously rejected by a five-member panel of the Texas Tech Athletics Council.
“There were two graduate programs — one at Texas, one at TCU — that best suited my future,” he said, “as far as receiving a master’s degree goes. And we also felt like whenever I was done playing football and done with college that being in Austin with the connections I have with my family and being in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the connections I have with my family up there, that would be best suited for me as far as getting a job and all that.”
He added that he wanted to stay close to home to be able to play in front of his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.